Humans infection can occur as a result of dog bite wounds, with septic disease common.
Species which are pathogenic to dogs include:
Diagnosis relies primarily on bacterial culture and identification, although PCR assays are definitive in most cases.
These bacteria are usually resistant to fluoroquinolones, except pradofloxacin, and sensitive to other broad-spectrum antimicrobials such as amoxycillin/clavulanate, metronidazole as clindamycin.
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